Before selecting a topic or starting your research, make sure you understand your assignment and its requirements. Consider the following:
How many pages are required?
Do you need current or historical information?
Do you need scholarly or popular information? How many resources are needed?
When is the paper due? Get started early - research is time consuming!
Good research questions have the following characterics:
Arise from issues raised in the literature or in practice.
Choose a question that you will have sufficient time and resources to appropriately discuss.
Don't just use questions that have already been addressed by others.
Clear & Simple:
Muddled or complex questions are likely to generate muddled or complex data.